1) ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ, oft ADJ of n If you are unsure of yourself, you lack confidence.
He made her feel hot, and awkward, and unsure of herself...
The evening show was terrible, with hesitant unsure performances from all.Ant:confident, sure2) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ, oft ADJ about/of n If you are unsure about something, you feel uncertain about it.
Fifty-two per cent were unsure about the idea...
Scientists are becoming increasingly unsure of the validity of this technique.Ant:
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unsure — index aleatory (uncertain), conditional, controversial, debatable, disputable, doubtful, dubious, equiv … Law dictionary
unsure — c.1400, not safe against attack, also lacking certainty, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + SURE (Cf. sure) … Etymology dictionary
unsure — [adj] doubtful, insecure betwixt and between*, borderline, distrustful, dubious, fluctuant, fly by night*, hesitant, iffy*, in a quandary, indecisive, indeterminate, irresolute, lacking, mistrustful, open, problematic, rootless, shaky, skeptical … New thesaurus
unsure — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking confidence. 2) not fixed or certain. DERIVATIVES unsurely adverb unsureness noun … English terms dictionary
unsure — [spelling only] … English World dictionary
unsure — un|sure [ ʌn ʃur ] adjective * not certain about something: If you re unsure, ask the customer to spell their name. unsure of/about: Police were unsure of the motive for the killing. unsure whether/if: I was unsure whether to leave. unsure… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
unsure */ — UK [ʌnˈʃʊə(r)] / US [ʌnˈʃʊr] adjective not certain about something If you re unsure, ask the customer to spell their name. unsure of/about: Police were unsure of the motive for the killing. unsure whether/if: I was unsure whether to leave. unsure … English dictionary
unsure — un|sure [ˌʌnˈʃuə US ˈʃur] adj 1.) not certain about something or about what you have to do unsure of/about ▪ I was unsure of the reaction I would get. ▪ If you are unsure about anything, just ask. unsure whether/what etc ▪ Peter was unsure what… … Dictionary of contemporary English
unsure — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ I felt a little unsure about him. ▪ remain ▪ leave sb … Collocations dictionary
unsure — adjective 1) she felt very unsure Syn: unconfident, unassertive, insecure, hesitant, diffident, anxious, apprehensive Ant: confident 2) Sally was unsure what to do Syn … Thesaurus of popular words